BLACK TRUFFLE HARVEST
"It was born of a thunderbolt from Zeus, so its origin is divine
it grows quietly, hidden among roots and fine earth
its glory increases with the clamour of markets
but its real triumph lies in fine food."
We are talking about the truffle, and in particular the prized black truffle that has made Norcia its home.
We use it in cooking at restaurant but also offer, to those who love this underground mushroom, an opportunity to take part in the most fascinating moment of all: the harvest.
In 1700 the foreign ambassadors of several European Courts were invited to join the harvest: and today we offer you a few hours of exploration with an expert harvester, guided by his senses and experience, to learn to detect the "signs" of the land and encourage the dog in the search, and to reward the dog every time the search yields a result.
You will enjoy a unique experience in a private oasis, following a special path in an authentic setting.
Your time in this incomparably scenic environment ends in a tasting, naturally truffle-based!
NB: The harvesting of truffles in Umbria and in the area of Norcia depends on the type and season. The only months in which truffle "harvesting" or hunting is not allowed are May and September.